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Address: Biscayne National Park, FL
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Island in Biscayne National park with excellent hiking and nature trails.

Island in Biscayne National park with excellent hiking and nature trails.

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Boating day out!

Hubby and I launched our little boat out from homestead bayfront park today and spent the day boating in around Elliot key. Water was warm, no mosquitoes, great snorkeling in the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2015
mwooduk
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Miami
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Miami
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434 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Place to be near by Miami, calm and clear water, good for diving, not too much to see, but safe. The sunset is absolutely beautiful, and at this time of the year is around 6:30 pm.

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Thank Andre O
New York City, New York
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604 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Unless you have your own boat to get you here, you need to pay to take a boat trip out here...it is remarkably clean...it is maintained by NPS...and can be used for free by anyone I guess...beautiful views from it...

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Thank Scouternurse S
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Went out to hit the barrier islands for some fishing, water was crystal clear, make sure you bring sunblock!

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Thank phatfour20
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Beautiful mangrove trees and clearly water are awesome! Snorkeling, swimming, and using SUP (Stand Up Paddle) in the shallow water.

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Thank LisaJean C
Miami
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1,034 reviews
313 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went out in our boat for the day for the Columbus Day regatta. We tried to go to Elliot key so that I could use the restroom facilities but from the moment we docked I was absolutely attacked by mosquitoes - the sting was so bad I was completely covered in welts so we got the... More 

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Miami
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1,034 reviews
313 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I launched our little boat out from homestead bayfront park today and spent the day boating in around Elliot key. Water was warm, no mosquitoes, great snorkeling in the mangroves (lots of mangrove snapper) and just a lovely relaxing day out. Water was crystal clear and while there were a lot of other boaters around in the area... More 

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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

it is by far the best place to spend a day on the clean bay water of Biscayne bay but its only for boaters or you must travel down to homestead bay front p. and take the boat for hire out there,for me its like a piece of paradise right in my own backyard its a bit costly because of... More 

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3 Thank Gus M
Middlebury, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Planned a visit to go hiking on Elliot Key in Biscayne National Park. The National Park Service does not have a concessionaire under contract at this time to take visitors out to the Key so you must locate and hire your own water transportation to reach Elliot Key which is approximately 7 miles off shore. We contracted Tropic Sea Tours,... More 

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Cutler Bay, Florida
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

The Good: A great location, fantastic views of Miami and very nice setting. Visiting Jan through March is best to avoid mosquitos, bring bug spray. Nice trails for exploring from Bay to Ocean side. Recommend camping on on Northern point (furthest from Ranger station/restrooms), good breeze, views and fishing. The Bad: None of the regulations are enforced. Loud- night club... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We just enjoyed this beautiful area so much. The weather was perfect for a great day at the beach and enjoying the sites.

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